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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Mar 5, 2006.

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  1. candohome

    candohome Notta Poser

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    Now I can change my plates to GLD BRS

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    Thanks Ricky!
  2. candohome

    candohome Notta Poser

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    Nothing a healthy zip tie can't handle.
  3. wiredcur

    wiredcur Been here awhile

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    Am I too late to get a set (of handlebars and clamps that is)?

    Here's my info.

    bike: '04 1150GS (Graphitan - gray)
    me: Type G - Touring
    height: 6' 3"
    weight: 270#

    inseam: 34"
    wingspan: 75"
    knee 2 foot: 22.5"
    hip 2 knee: 18.5"
    shoulder 2 hip: 19"
    hip 2 head: 32.5"
    arm length: 30"
    elbow 2 finger: 18"

    Any color is fine with me. I would be looking for spacers and extended bolts to be able to clamp down a RAM mount plate on top of the handlebar clamp but I can find those later.
  4. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    sorry Guys and gals

    I confess i suffer another big panic attach and i'm still recuperating fro the effects of it, sadlly most of the tension is responding the e-mails and postings, (i'm always waiting and worry about really evil comments that can get me down)

    I will try my best to start to solve the questions little by little ad also update the types of bars i still have a available


    sorry again for my ifffy mental status, but at the moment i cannot do much more than what i'm doing..
  5. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    Good to hear you back Ricardo! It seems people still want your product, and most seem prepared to be patient with your situation.

    This may sound ridiculous, but is there someone who could summarize the pertinent information, while editing the negative from your email orders? And would you have the self-discipline not to peek?

    I am sure you realize that while people bitch about vendors, it is seldom personal, and most often venting of frustration at a given situation. And of course, the internet has a way of bringing out the worst in people.:D

    I know that recognizing this, and not letting it get you down are two entirely different things.

    Good luck to you! I miss your thoughts and ideas (and grammar!):D

    Paolo
  6. Grounded

    Grounded Wannabe

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    Welcome back, Ricky! :clap

    It was great hanging with you a bit at Scuderia a few weeks ago and I hope to see you soon. Hang in there and Paolo is right...the internet can (and often will) bring out the worst in people.

    Stay strong, brother! :D
  7. wiredcur

    wiredcur Been here awhile

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    From what I've read, you got the best stuff and I'm in no rush. Sorry to hear what you're dealling with. Hang in there.
  8. hilandfrog

    hilandfrog jackass

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    I'd send you a strip-o-gram of something HOT but.....:D

    sure hope you help YOU first then deal with us a-holes:wink:

    All that asskissing aside I'll be waiting for your recovery and a list of available bars....

    Grau my 02 GS just had a few snow moments this weekend and will need some new bars
    A) when Iget the $$ and care enough to fix them
    B) when the dude who reportably makes the best bar set up in the world gets himself back in black:lol3

    Sure love all your concepts...... WE (and I say we because the comunity could benifit greatly from your designes) just need to find you a rich guy who will front all your projects for his own riding amusement and hire you a staff of knee breakers for those who expect mc donalds speed from a ruths chris style establishment.

    I'll be waiting but not in the you're holding my life up sorta way:evil


    BumP


    VR
    Repo
  9. motovita

    motovita Adventurer

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    Just coming out of my own dark days from closing the store. I miss the bay area and all the great people like you that I got to know. If there is anything that I can do to help, let me know. Racer gloves which you might have seen at Scuderia, I bring in from Austria. It is a home based business up on Bainbridge Island, and is finally starting to become real after all the work.

    I'm planning trips again, and a new bike!!! Dakar due in a few weeks. You will realize how tall this bike is for me. Your Type A option 1 would be perfect, and trying to get a Wunderlich seat to help with initial height. Ultimate plans are for completing SA from here down... hopefully for late this year/early next.

    ANYTHING that I can do to help, let me know.

    Claire
  10. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I know I have don't it again, that I drop the ball big time, but this darkness of the head is more dificult to deal than a million broken bones...

    looks like this time I'm "coming out for air" for at least a few days, but i have no idea how long will last...

    sorry for the lack of updates on what bars and colors are still available and for sure sorry about the few waiting for hand guard to be machine (remenebr you can hold them with zipties in a temporary way) but i was unable to ride my motorcycle for a few diferent reasons and much less able to operate a milling machine to make them happend...

    in short a few months back i was dreaming about going to the rally in colorado, the BMW rally and the crank works bicycle fest in wishler in british colombia, well sound like is not going to happend since my GS is totally falling apart and my brain is in even wrost shape

    sorry for the "Soap Opera" posting, but at the time I don't have the brain power to say something more specific, hopefully soon, i will able to attend specific request and answer question one by one...

    again, I'm sorry i'm such a flake , but for personal reasons I'm unable to perform even the most basic task at the moment..
  11. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    wow Hi lady Claire...


    glad to see you around.

    thanks for the hand, i for sure need one at the moment, but sadlly i don't think i have much to pay or compensate in return....

    i have your life is better now since all that dificult time you have with Rucka at your old shop...
  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    hI new amigo Repo...


    I'm getting better little by little, in fact I'm felling pretty good the last few days, to make my head work at the level require for the bar selection, after all the last thing I need or want is to make mistakes ( reason why I prefer not to sell bars as oppose to sell the wrong ones)


    so please give me you specific data and we go from there...and thanks again for the nice words...
  13. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    sadlly I don't think I can go to the BMW Rally, My GS is all fuck up, uninsure and out of registration, plus my longest trip in the last two years is being like 120 milles when in the old day, I will do a 120 each way just to go fro breakfast...

    so we will need to do the ricky bar thing on the computer, also on one hand I thing will be great to see people I like and make the bars selection that much easier (just faster since is a lot easier with the person in front of his bike,,,but then again the results are one and the same on the computer or in person) but i'm also kind of scare of suffereing one of my dark hole day trigger by the adrenaline but also the sustration of not having as many products as i will like to fullfil everybody needs...

    so sorry about that, believe me i feel pretty bad already that i can not go anywere including my dream of going to whisler in british colombia for the bicycle festival
  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    thanks amigo...


    sadlly the strongest engine are the ones that burn the most clutches too....


    if i was a little less fanatic about my work maybe things will be a easier to deal with, just keep in mind i preffer to be broke and Piss you guys off, that to do a mediocre job on my bar selection just because I need the money...


    also on that same topic I'm running low on some of the handlebar models, so I will not have a way to satisfied certain biotype needs, then again if I was a little less picky, i will be able to suppy everybody if I was a little more flexible on my bar selection....


    I'm working big time at this moment in a "Let it Go..." program to become a little more fit it to the cureent time of commerce and also to improve on my current condiccion that is for sure not so great...

    again thanks for the kind words, the make a incredible diference, sadlly the ill intension comments do too and spiral me down into a see of darkness that i can not swim...
  15. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Oh Man Brian tell me something I do Not know....


    I really don't want to do this half ass, but something is better to be mediocre than to do nothinbg at all, believe my money tribulations are incredible at the moment (phone cut out, bike does not run,,,etc) but even then I preffer to be silent and dormant than to make the wrong selection on a bar fitting, yes you can call it Moral strengt but you can also call it stupidity because i'm more stubborn that I mule from the andes of Bolivia, but then again at least i'm becoming aware of my deficincies and try to make them strong, not just for you guys and gays, but for me to be able to keep living


    sorry again if my problems are clouding my performance, specially when I make them public but then again I get PM from time to time of menber of the site that suffer similar tribulations and feel inspire to keep trying do to my Openness with the struggle
  16. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Hand Guard Clamps



    I'm really sorry about this, for the few that send me the hand guard clamps, but is being impossible for me to get out my little house (Panic crisis kind of crap) and re-machine this things.

    but i did find a way to get It the done so hopefully really soon they will be on the way...
  17. Thisguy

    Thisguy Hold Fast

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    Are you taking any orders, would like to see if you have the bars that I would need. Please let me know if you would like my info.

    Thanks,

    Bill
  18. Lee

    Lee Adventurer

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    Take it easy and most of all take care of your self. No rush at all but when you are well please an email or private message. Don't know if you remember me. I rode up from the Ventura to see you a couple times. Again take care and don't push yourself too hard.

    Lee
  19. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    Hola Ricardo,
    I need to get a set of bars and risers from you for a friends 1150GS.
    Let me know if you're still around or have any inventory....I'll be riding his bike up from Monterey this weekend and could possibly stop and say hello.
    Oh, and I need a set of clamps for my Touratech handquards.
    Si vas a estar en tu casa esta fin de seman me avisas....okay?
    Un abrazo,
    Jorge
  20. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I just became aware of this after a few clients made the same remark "Oh I was sure you were out of rickybars"...or "that is what the tread emplys" I guess do to my limited and somehow confussing writing and state of mind a bunch of people got the impression I'm out of product, well somehow this is truth and I do have limited suppy of certain items, but I still have a suffient amount of bars and clamps to suppy a big part of the population...

    so in short feel free to write me PM or post on this tread your specific need and I will try my best to fullfil your wishes the best i can


    thanks ricky:ricky
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